Jacques Lipchitz (August 22, 1891 - May 16, 1973) was interviewed by Bruce Bassett during the summers of 1970-1972, at Villa Bosio in Pieve di Camaiore, Italy. In this presentation you are invited to have a conversation with Jacques Lipchitz. You can ask question or search ideas or follow term tags and then listen to the replies of Jacques Lipchitz as he answers your queries.
A pioneering artist of the 20th century, Chaim Jacob Lipchitz (1891-1973) was born in Druskininkai, Lithuania. In 1909 Lipchitz moved to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Julian, and also attended drawing classes at the Académie Colarossi. Whilst in Paris he became acquainted with Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Juan Gris. Lipchitz frequented museums and became deeply interested in ancient and non-western art, and began collecting various artifacts. Following the Nazi occupation of Paris, Lipchitz escaped to New York, where he continued to sculpt until his death. He is buried in Har Hamenuhot, Jerusalem.
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